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The Bachelor of Engineering Technology (Leuven) involves five themes which span the curriculum. Engineering, enterprise and education are connected to the societal role of design to improve people’s lives.

Collaboration, cross-professional experience, diversity and a plurality of world visions are crucial to the 5E engineering vision. The principles underlying the engineering curriculum at Campus Leuven create a learning and working environment that encourages ongoing personal and professional development simultaneously.

Programme outline

The Bachelor of Engineering Technology is an academic bachelor's programme consisting of three programme stages with a total of 180 ECTS.

The Bachelor’s programme comprises a common programme of three semesters that offer basic, scientific-technological training in the four major basic sciences: physics, chemistry, biology and mathematics. Plus a specific programme of 3 semesters designed for your major of choice.


On this programme, engineering experiences are open and cross-disciplinary assignments, making you familiar with the engineering practice within different domains. 

You will take on challenging projects in teams and sharpen your engineering and design skills. These experiences are presented annually in an Engineering Experiences Competition. The Faculty of Engineering Technology maintains close ties with universities around the world. At Campus Group T, more than 20% of the engineering students are international students. They represent 65 different nationalities. This network extends from Europe to China, Southeast Asia, India, Ethiopia and beyond.

Career perspectives

Our graduates enjoy excellent employment opportunities. They are resourceful, enterprising, inquiring, and have an open outlook as an engineer and a citizen of the world. The following fields are open: research and development, production, sales, services, quality assurance, safety, ICT, consulting, etc.

As an engineer with an internationally oriented education you will be particularly well-suited for embarking on a career at management level and/or to implement your own business idea. Several graduates continue on to PhD studies.

The Bachelor of Engineering Technology is offered at KU Leuven.

Questions about student life in Belgium, life at KU Leuven or more information about a specific course? Chat with our students: www.kuleuven/be/chatwithourstudents.

Detailed Programme Facts

Programme Structure

Common part

  • Energy Technology/Physics
  • Matter Technology/Chemistry
  • Life Technology/Biology
  • Information Technology/Mathematics
  • Management/Communication
  • Holistic Engineering Experiences


  • Electromechanical Engineering
  • Electronics Engineering
  • Chemical Engineering (Option Chemical Engineering or Biochemical Engineering)


  • You enjoy developing and implementing innovative ideas as well as improving old ones.
  • You are eager to prepare abstract designs for implementation in a business environment.
  • You like to link theory to practice.
  • You aspire to a position of responsibility that allows you to apply your knowledge to concrete challenges in the day-to-day workings of a company.
  • You are a born team player.

English Language Requirements

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General Requirements

For admission to this programme, the general admission requirements for a Bachelor's programme apply: 

  • Flemish degree of secondary education;
  • Flemish degree of short-course higher education;
  • Flemish degree of higher education for social advancement, with the exception of the certificate of pedagogic aptitude; 
  • A degree or certificate, awarded in the context of the Flemish HBO; 
  • A degree or certificate which, pursuant to a law, Decree or European guideline or another international agreement, is deemed equivalent to the certificates mentioned in the categories above.

For more information on the admission requirements, please visit the homepage of the programme.

Tuition Fee

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Living costs for Leuven

  • 810 - 1280 EUR/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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